Our team of specialists

Our growing team of specialists have been chosen because of the skills and principles they bring to our organization. They share the common values of ethos, reliability and integrity which define the company’s culture while the diversity of their abilities ensures Athlos Capital can service the needs of its entire client base.

Ioannis Petri

Managing Director

Ioannis is the founder and Managing Director of Athlos Capital. His career started in 2007 at the Credit Hybrids and Exotics team of a leading global Investment Bank in London. In 2009 he returned to Cyprus and successfully set up the Investment Services team of a private bank which he headed up until 2016 before deciding to set up Athlos. He has extensive expertise in fixed income trading with a focus on the Cyprus and Greek markets, emerging markets and risk management.

Ioannis holds a BA Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham and a MSc in Financial Risk Management from the ICMA Centre, University of Reading.

Savvas Savva

Head of Russia/EM Trading

Savvas is the head of Russia / EM trading. After university, he worked for 6 years at VTB Capital in London in both Structured Credit Trading and Flow Credit Trading. Within the Structured Credit Trading team he gained extensive experience in trading credit derivatives such as Credit Default Swaps, Credit-linked notes and Total Return Swaps. Within Flow Credit Trading he was market-making Russia sovereign bonds and Russian financials. He returned to Cyprus to join Athlos and build the Russia / EM business.

Savvas holds a BSc in Economics and an MSc in Finance and Economics, both from the London School of Economics.

Maria Kapsali

Compliance Officer

As Compliance Officer at Athlos Capital Maria’s duties include the design and evaluation of the internal systems and controls of the Company. She is also responsible for the identification and assessment of the risks faced by the Company, the promotion of a ‘compliance culture’ at Athlos Capital as well as ensuring the overall compliance of the Company with the applicable laws and regulations. She brings valuable experience to Athlos Capital in the effective implementation of the provisions of Investment Services Law and the applicable regulatory framework.

After her studies in Law at Lancaster University where she obtained her LLB Law Honours, Maria completed here training as a Junior Lawyer and was a member of the Cyprus Bar Association as a Lawyer from 2013 to 2016. Maria’s accreditations also include the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) Advanced Certificate.

Alex Kyriakidis

Head of Greece

Alex is Head of Greece. In 2009 he joined BGC within FX Options and soon became a valued member of the Bond Desk as a non-core EGB broker. There he gained comprehensive knowledge while specialising in Greek government, financial and corporate bonds. In 2015 he joined Vantage Capital Markets where he went on to successfully build the Greek desk while extending his skills to other European and EM markets. His focus at Athlos will remain on Greece and establishing a chief specialist desk within the market rooted in his experience.

Alex holds a BA in Politics with Economics from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and an MSc in Political Economy of Europe and the EU from Birkbeck College, University of London.